Last week, the normally secretive ‘Skunk Works’ division of the Lockheed Martin company unveiled a new, remotely piloted, hypersonic jet with strike and reconnaissance capabilities. Given the right investment, it has the potential to revolutionise military aerospace technology.
The recent leaks about the surveillance capabilities of our intelligence agencies have undoubtedly harmed national security. Nevertheless, they also provide a long overdue opportunity to update legislation that will help security agencies and protect the rights of individuals.
This article attempts to show that in architecture terms the Internet, though extremely robust because of the sound engineering principles on which it is modelled, has the potential to be severely disrupted.
The likelihood of a terrorist attack on commercial buildings using chemical or biological weapons is still relatively low. However, the rapidly evolving nature of the threat means that buildings now being designed or in construction should include protective measures to 'future proof' the building.